|Birth: ||Oct. 22, 1822|
|Death: ||Jun. 5, 1894|
F. B., as he was known, went to school at St Charles College in St. Landry Parish. He was important in Avoyelles Parish life because he was the 1st recorder of the Parish, then later became the assessor. After that he became a member of the Legislature. His wife, Sarah, was daughter of Judge Gervais Baillio.
Hon. F. B. Coco, of Moreauville, is one of leading planters in this section.
The Coco family is one of the oldest in this part of Louisiana, and one of the most eminently respected. Dominique Coco, subject's grandfather, having made
his advent into this country with Gen. Lafayette during the Revolutionary War.
The name, Coco, is not the real family name, but a nickname given Dominique Baldonide (Coco), who was a native of Italy. Shortly after the Revolutionary War he came to Louisiana and was engaged for some time in trafficking with the Indian tribes on Red River. He married in Pointe Coupee Parish, but subsequently removed to what is now Avoyelles Parish, where he was among the
first settlers. The issue of this marriage was two sons, Dominique (subject's father) and Joseph, who died without issue. Dominique Coco, Jr., married Miss Zoe Juneau, and to them were born seven children three sons and four daughters of whom our subject is the youngest. He subsequently married his second and third wives. To the second marriage were born six sons and one daughter, and to the third union there was born one son. Mr. Coco was probably the wealthiest man in the parish at the time of his death, which occurred in 1864, not being worth less than a half million of dollars at the time the Civil War commenced. 18 F. B. Coco prepared for college in the schools of Avoyelles Parish, and took a two years' course in St. Charles College, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana In 1841 he entered the office of the parish judge as his
clerk, acting at the same time as notary public. In 1846 he was elected recorder, the office having just been created, and he was the first one to fill that position in Avoyelles Parish, serving three years. Afterward he devoted his time to planting. In 1862 he was appointed assessor of Avoyelles Parish for the Confederate States, in which capacity he served during the whole war. He was elected a member of the Lower House of the Legislature in
1879 and served one term. In 1888 he was appointed a member of the police jury from Ward 6. In 1852 he was married to Miss Sarah L. Baillio, daughter of Judge Baillio, who served as parish judge in Avoyelles Parish from 1840 to 1849. Judge Baillio was a prominent man and died in Alexandria in 1889 at the age of seventy-eight years. To Mr. and Mrs. Coco were born three children: Zoe
(deceased), Rebecca (now Mrs. L. S. Coco) and E. D. Baldwin (of Cottonport).
The family are members of the Catholic Church. Mr. Coco is one of the old landmarks of Avoyelles Parish, and is a highly honored citizen, and althoug advanced in years time has dealt kindly with him, for he is still active and vigorous.
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/la/avoyelles/biographies/cocofb.txt Submitted by Randy DeCuir
Dominique Coco (1785 - 1864)
Zoe Juneau Coco (1789 - 1824)
Sarah Leonard Baillio Coco (1835 - 1896)*
Rebecca Elizabeth Coco Coco (1855 - 1930)*
Ernest Dominique Baldonide Coco (1856 - 1904)*
Lucien Dominique Coco (1812 - 1879)**
Ferdinand Baldwin Coco (1822 - 1894)
Valery Coco (1827 - 1899)**
Joseph D. Coco (1827 - 1872)**
Alphonse Bienvenue Coco (1829 - 1887)**
Anatole Coco (1836 - ____)**
Philogène Coco (1841 - 1904)**
Olivier Sheldon Coco (1853 - 1910)**
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery
Plot: Section B, Right Side, Row 16, Plot 12
Created by: Jerry Bordelon
Record added: Oct 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59990129